1 . Insert the Utopia Game disk into the default disk drive.
2. Plug your mouse into port 1 .
3. Turn on your computer and monitor. The game will now load automati-
cally. Follow the on screen loading prompts for further instructions.
1 . Insert your Utopia Game disk into the default disk drive.
2. Plug your mouse into port 0.
3. Turn on your computer and monitor. The game will now load automati-
cally. Follow the on screen loading prompts for further instructions
Quality of Life
Main World View
Quality of Life
Status Indicator Box
Constructing a Building
Ship Construction Yard
Tank Construction Yard
The Map Screen
Magnified View Window
Movement Indicator Button
The Markers Button
Placing a Marker
Removing a Marker
Altering the Research Grant
Head of Research
Industry Recruiting Technicians
Alien Races and Spying
Deploying Tank Unit
Deploying Space Ships
Landing a Ship
Making a Ship Hover
Building a Launchpad
Attacking an Enemy City
Format Game Save Disks
Music Disk Option
Sound FX On/Off
Trouble Shooting Guide
Quality of Life
Compressed Fuel Tanks
Fusion Cruiser Spaceship
HDX Missile Launcher
Long Distance Radar
Space Moss Convenor
'Movement in sector Y6 commander.'
'What is it?'
'Unknown. I estimate it to be a number of vehicles travelling at 200 kmh.
It's in the region of Kamzi City, and they're moving in this direction. ETA
'Assemble the Battle Council in room C6. Get me ground and air recon-
naissance reports now!'
Stepping into his office, Pacharelli closed his door and leaned against it,
taking a deep breath. 'It could be an error in the monitoring equipment', he
thought. He knew it wasn't. He also knew it wasn't interference, it wasn't
some of his own craft, and it wasn't a mistake. The attack the colony had
been expecting for several weeks now seemed to be under way.
Taking another deep breath, he left his office, and hurried to the lift.
Coming out of the lift, he cleared his throat, knowing that any wavering in
his voice might be interpreted as uncertainty. He reached Council Room 6,
to be met by his assembled council, and numerous computer operators.
'Air reconnaissance: report'
'As yet nothing has been sighted. However, spy reports suggest that...'
'Yes, I've read the reports. Ground reconnaissance: report.'
'Vehicles now identified as Kamzi assault craft, all heavily armed. New
ETA: Ten minutes.'
'Defence, what's the status?'
'We're on full shield, full radar and all defence turrets are operational. We
are as prepared as we'll ever be.'
'Then, council, give me some defence stratagems.'
Jordans' deep Lurethan brogue filled the room. 'I
suggest we despatch a squadron of bombers to intercept
them immediately. That way we can dispose of them and
avoid unduly worrying the people.'
'I disagree', interjected Delfi, her aggressive tone
seeming somewhat misplaced. 'If we intercept them with
bombers, then we leave the city vulnerable to an air
attack. Intercepting with tanks at ground level, whilst preparing for an aerial
battle would strike me as a more intelligent approach.'
'Engineering, how soon will the spaceships be ready for launch?'
'Five, maybe ten minutes.'
'Then it's academic. Red Alert status. Prepare all defences for immediate
deployment, and also make sure that all evacuation craft are ready for
immediate use. Council, prepare for battle.'
'Enemy craft should be in combat range within two minutes. I am projecting
visual onto main screen now.'
The screen cleared of the radar map and showed the view from one of the
reconnaissance cameras mounted outside the city. Five assault craft were
seen speeding across the ground, the rough terrain causing them no
'Lieutenant Delfi, magnify one of the craft okay. Engineering, any
information on those roof mounted missiles?'
'Nothing as yet, but we will have soon; scanners are showing massive
amounts of energy being converted on each of the craft, and I suspect that
the missiles are being prepared for launch at any moment '
The five craft all launched their missiles before grinding to a halt, throwing
up clouds of dust and gravel. Having stopped, they spun on the spot and
headed back across the desert.
The screen changed, showing the large plan view of the city again, now
with five blips heading towards it. In an instant, five more blips appeared,
this time moving from within the city, to intercept the incoming missiles. As
they met, four of the blips disappeared, leaving the remaining six to pass
'They must have some sophisticated cloaking device on the missiles to
enable them to get through. Divert power to all perimeter defences for
maximum defensive efficiency.'
'Missile impact any second now.... Full screen on
predicted perimeter defence...'
The screen changed again to show the three missiles
hurtling towards the cities defences. Base turrets were
showering the missiles with fire, most missing as they
spun and arced their erratic way onwards. One was hit,
and exploded into vast plumes of green smoke that,
heavier than the atmosphere of the planet, slowly fell to
the surface to form an eerie green fog.
'Sensors are indicating a bacteria Commander, and if it reaches any of the
processors it's going to be in the system in minutes.'
'Close all processors and go to emergency air supplies. How long do we
'Fourteen days of air, then we're in trouble.'
'Commander, the other missile '
Pacharelli turned to face the screen to see one of the missiles hit the
reserve command centre, which then imploded leaving a mass of scaffold-
ing and wreckage.
'What the hell happened to defence? How did that missile get through. And
where's the other?'
'We've hit the first one, Commander. The second got through because
according to our monitors and defence, it didn't exist. '
'Commander, you're not going to like this; there are four more groups of
five vehicles heading towards us. ETA on the first group is just five
minutes. Suggest we order the..'
'Evacuation of all civilian personnel. Agreed. Immediately.'
The third wave of missiles was now striking, and the other two were lining
up to take advantage of the hole that the second wave had so effectively
made in the colony defences.
'Commander, we've no chance. There's no way we'll be able to neutralise
the third wave. They've left us wide open. Unless we evacuate all staff
now, we'll be dead within the hour.'
'No. We'll stay and fight. There has to be a way to defeat them.'
Delfi was annoyed now. 'Commander', she exclaimed, 'With all due
respect, I don't see why we should all stay here and die just because
you've got some insane idea of going down with your ship. All civilians are
evacuated, and if the remaining staff are evacuated now, the odds are we'll
save at least ninety percent of the colony population.'
Pacharelli tried to rationalise such an easy and effective
assault on his city and he couldn't believe that his
defences had been breached so fast. He hesitated a
moment , then cleared his throat again.
'You're right. Signal the evacuation now. Set colony
auto-destruct for ten minutes.'
He was, of course, the last to step into the passage leading to the evacua-
tion craft. Behind him he could hear the sound of his colony being thor-
oughly destroyed and razed. He stepped into the airlock, awaited the
signal, and opened the door leading to the evacuation craft.
A second later, stepping out of the airlock, he was greeted by Livono, his
friend over many years of work for the Colony Project. Behind Livono,
people bustled by, carrying out their usual duties. It was as loud as any
other busy office corridor.
'Well done Pachie, not a bad display', said Livono, handing Pacharelli a
'No chance.. I was lousy. One destroyed colony, nine percent casualties.
No chance. I'll never get the post.'
'You don't know that yet.'
'Come off it. I've no chance. What did you manage?'
'Saved the colony with twelve percent casualties. But it's irrelevant. Yours
was an entirely different simulation. It was, if I'm not mistaken, pretty much
the exact circumstances and events leading up to the Evanreisna Sector
Four catastrophe twenty six years ago.'
'Nope, can't remember. You'll have to enlighten me.'
'Okay. The colony was lost there too, but with some differences. The
Commander decided to stay on and fight, but couldn't figure out why they
had hit the reserve command centre instead of the active one. As it turned
out, the reason was so that the command centre, and the council staff,
could be captured. They used them to access the Colony Program
computers and provide other information.' Livono paused.
'As an immediate consequence of the information they managed to extract,
we lost seventeen neighbouring planets and all the various research
projects being carried out on them. As an on-going consequence we've lost
the whole of Sector Four, at a conservative estimate six thousand colo-
nists, and so far twenty nine planets and still counting. You got away with
one lost colony and four hundred casualties. Slight
'All the same, perhaps there is a way of saving the
colony and going on to destroy the... what are they
called. ..Kamzis, that's it.'
Livono thought for a second. "I doubt it. Classic text
book mess up first time round, that's for sure. C'mon,
let's have a proper drink.'
Pacharelli took a deep breath and cleared his throat. He knocked on the
door, and heard a muffled sound from beyond it. Taking it for assent to
enter, he pushed the door open to be greeted by a long table, a chair on
one side, and five on the other, occupied by various high ranking officers
and division heads.
'Welcome Commander', said the tall man seated in the middle. Standing,
he offered an outstretched hand to Pacharelli.
'Allow me to introduce myself. I'm Senior Colony Project Commander
Bossuet, this is Senior Colony Social Administrator Torrapan, this is Senior
Colony Preservation Commander Spiranza....'
He nodded to each in turn.
'Senior Colony Psychiatrist Delfi you have already met of course, and
finally Senior Colony Project Director Coleman.'
Each nodded in turn as they were introduced, with only Delfi offering a
'Hello'. Beyond the cursory nods, Bossuet was the first to speak.
'We were all impressed with your performance yesterday. As you will
probably know by now, your simulation was based on the facts that we
know about the Evanreisna disaster.'
'Yes, I realise that now, but what I'm not certain of to any degree is why
that particular scenario. I mean, all the others were given colony crises
scenarios that were self contained.... like collapses of vital systems, or... or
things like that. It's just that mine was so different from anything that
anyone else had to do.' Pacharelli paused for a second, and was about to
continue his questions when Delfi interrupted.
'Your colony administration skills are beyond question. The work you've
been doing on the Gata-Epsilon Space Station, and latterly on the
associated colonies, have left us in no doubt about that. What we didn't
know about was your battle logic. How you would react to a basic no win
situation. Your... I hesitate to use the word pig-headed....'
'I would prefer headstrong.'
'Quite. Your.. ..headstrong nature is well documented, and commonly
regarded as one of your more predominant traits. What
we needed to do was to put you in a situation where it
was obvious that you would wish to fight to the last to
defend the colony, but whether you would be able to
recognise such a no win situation or not, and get out with
as many people alive and as little physical loss as
Spiranza spoke next.
'In the event, you exceeded our expectations, actually saving the second
highest number of people on that virtual reality simulation ever.'
'Who saved more?'
'Me, but that's not the point. You performed more than admirably, and as a
consequence we are offering you the role of Colony Leader in the pro-
posed colonisation of the Omicron-Kappa planets orbiting the Rhebus sun.
'Now this is going to be a difficult task, which involves the colonisation of
ten planets. Unfortunately, Rhebus is on the edge of the Open Systems,
and as such, the chances of the Vacullo Federation having outbases there
are pretty good. This means as well as establishing the colonies, you are
likely to meet with resistance on some, or even all of the planets as you
progress. If you decide to decline this opportunity it won't be held against
you if you apply for another posting later.'
'Here', said Torrapan, 'is a file containing all the information we have on the
systems which you might find useful in making your decision.' He handed a
file to Pacharelli as he stood up. Pacharelli followed suit, and stood.
'That is all Commander Pacharelli. You must now decide. Good Luck.'
He shook each of the five outstretched hands in turn, and walked to the
door. Closing it behind him, he leaned against the wall and allowed his
head to fall slowly back against the wall.
This manual is a more in depth guide to playing Utopia, covering all the
functions available, and indicating how everything can be manipulated to
suit your game.
Quality Of Life
Whilst Utopia is an open ended game, the achievement of a high Quality of
Life rating can be regarded as your goal. The Quality of Life figure on the
main screen gives an indication of how the colony is managed, and how
affluent the colonists perceive themselves to be. Earth will reward medals
for the maintenance of a high quality of life, once 80% has been sustained
for a length of time. Similarly, a medal will be awarded at 90%. You can
regard the achievement of 80% Quality of Life as an indicator of sufficient
skill to move onto the next scenario.
There are numerous factors that will influence the
Quality of Life standing. It will reflect more readily long
term trends, so do not expect it to start plummeting if
tax has been increased a little. Similarly, do not think
that as there has been no immediate change, your
people are satisfied with the new level of tax.
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Morale can be seen as an indicator of your Quality of Life, but only short
term. Morale is a reflection of the type of things that will affect your colonists,
but it is a very transient thing: Morale might decline one day, but might rise
in a month if a brilliant military victory is scored, whereas your Quality of
Life might not change perceptibly throughout. A rating of current morale is
available by selecting the Psychiatric Adviser.
AIN WORLD VIEW
This is where all the action takes place. This window contains your view of
the planet surface.
Below is a brief description of each of the functions that will be found on the
main screen. The more important, or those which lead to sub-sections will
generally be covered in their own chapter.
Practically every action in the game is carried out by moving the pointer over
an object and clicking on it. It will normally appear as a standard arrow
pointer on screen, but will differ in one important instance:
Moving the pointer over the display will change it to a flashing yellow
square. This square indicates where any action instigated will be carried out.
If, for example, you are in 'Build' Mode, and wish to place a building on the
planet surface, the square indicates where on the planet surface it would be
placed. Similarly, should you be in Information Mode, the building which is
on the flashing square will be the one that information can be obtained on.
1 Direction Arrows
These direction arrows allow you to view the different areas of the planet
surface. Click on the direction arrows with the left mouse button to move the
display one square in the chosen direction. Click on the
arrows with the right button to move by six squares.
Holding the left button down over one of the direction
arrows will give continuous scrolling until it is released.
2 Quality of Life
This is the current Quality of Life indicated as a percent-
3 Warning Indicators.
These will warn of certain dangerous situations which might arise. They
will, however, only appear on the screen when needed. The indicators are:
■£j- Light Bulb
' I Your colony has insufficient power and some buildings or functions
might not work adequately.
[jETi Running man
HM A special event has happened somewhere. Click on this to move
' the display to where it is. Click again to return to your previous
Knife & Fork
Your colonists have insufficient food.
Your colonists have insufficient air/life support.
4 Currently Available Funds
This is the money currently available to you.
The current colony date.
6 Status Indicator Box
This shows your current Mode. The Modes available are:
Red 1' symbol
You are in Information Mode.
In Build or Demolish Mode Information Mode can be entered by
clicking anywhere on the screen with the right mouse button. In
Information Mode the map can be interrogated by clicking on
buildings with the left button. The building name will
then appear in the Message Panel. Some buildings
have an Information Panel where more information
is provided, or where the various parameters can be
altered, (see later)
You are in Demolish Mode.
You are in Build Mode.
This will allow buildings to be placed on the planet surface. How to
build, and the type of building which can be constructed on the
planet surface, are described in their own chapter later.
7 Pause Button
This pauses the game. Click on it again to continue. Whilst in pause mode
all sprites stop and no colony simulation takes place. However, several
information gathering tasks can be performed:
Scrolling freely about the map.
Accessing the Advisers.
Accessing the Map Screen.
8 Map Button
This will show the Map Screen. See the separate chapter later.
9 Finance Button
This will take you to the financial section of the game. See the separate
10 Advisers Button
This takes you to the adviser section of the simulation. More on this in the
1 1 Industry Button
Will access the section from which the industrial aspects of your colony can
be manipulated. Again, this section has it's own chapter later.
12 Spying Button
The sub section which allows an exploration of the terrain around your
colony in order to seek out other alien races. See separate chapter on
13 Disk Button
Scenarios can be loaded, and partially completed games
can be loaded and saved in this section. See the
extensive chapter later.
14 Demolish Button
A note on secondary screens. When in a secondary screen or
Information Panel, the game is paused, which enables a free
and lengthy examination of the data on the screen/information
f-^l When the Build Button is clicked on, an Information Panel will be
LyyJ shown offering the chance of selecting a particular type of building
that you wish to place on the map. Click on any of the building graphics to
select that building and the name and cost will then appear. Clicking on the
arrow button (to the right of Exit) will cycle you through the three screens of
buildings. In this Information Panel, buildings will change as you succeed in
inventing new ones.
When you Exit, the status indicator box on the main screen shows the
selected building. One can be built by clicking on a free square on the
display with the left button. As many can be built as required, or as are
Constructing a building
When a building is constructed, scaffolding appears on the map where you
have clicked. Colonists now work to erect the building chosen, which can
take from one week to four months with an average of one month. It also
takes a different number of colonists (typically twenty) to finish. The
scaffolding will change to your chosen building upon completion and will
become immediately operational. The colonists that have worked on it will
now be made available for other work. If too much construction is under-
taken at any one time there will not be enough colonists
available for employment in this area. An important
factor in deciding the site of a building is the proximity of
a Flux Pod is that it is for the delivery of power and
communication to the construction. No building should
be more than twelve squares from a Flux Pod and thus,
if you try to construct a building too far from a Flux Pod,
an error message will occur.
Following is a brief description of each type of building, its purpose, and the
part that it will play in the development of your colony.
When manned by technicians, this building produces weapons.
This building extracts fuel from the ground when manned by techni-
cians. Fuel automatically goes to the Fuel Tanks. The actual output
from a Chemical Plant depends upon the yield of fuel underneath it.
Use the Map Screen to locate fuel deposits and try to build on a square
in close proximity to them.
This is critical to the security of your colony. As many can be
constructed as you like but only one can be active at any time. In an
enemy attack, the Command Centre will be a primary target, and it is
therefore good planning to have another ready to take over. If your
active Command Centre is destroyed for any reason, another is picked
automatically and made active. Several functions are unobtain able
without an active Command Centre, but this is left for you to find out. In
the Command Centre Information Panel, the arrowed button, to the
right of Exit, toggles the Centre active or inactive.
Surplus power is automatically stored in a Flux Pod, for later use when
enough power cannot be produced. They also determine where buildings
sites should be, as all buildings need to be within twelve squares of a
Flux Pod. The amount each Pod can store and the amount it currently
holds, is given in an Information Panel when you select the building in
Surplus Fuel is stored here. The Information Panel
indicates the maximum storage and how much is
currently being held. There is also an indication of the
number of Fuel Tanks you possess.
It is not necessary to have a Hospital but they do assist in improving
morale and curing disease and any viruses that may attack the colonists.
You may have as many Hospitals as you wish , the more the better. The
Information Panel details the number of Hospitals and the medics you
employ which can be recruited rom the Industry Information Panel.
The arrowed button to the right of the Exit button allows the birth rate in the
colony to be altered to the desired rate. It can be None, Low, Medium or
High. If all births are to be prevented it can be set to None. Obviously this
is only a temporary measure. Set it to High if you want to provide cash
bonuses for your colonists to procreate. This ability to affect the birth rate
will enable you to have an established and stable colony with a good
Food is grown within special culture environments, relying upon nutrients
brought in from Earth. Each Hydroponics dome can provide food for one
hundred people every month.
When manned by Scientists (recruited from the Industry Information
Panel), scientific research will occur. (See Research later) Laboratories
and research need not be invested but you stand to gain special devices
and weaponry if you do so.
These are used to defend the colony. When built, they enter 'auto-seek'
mode, continuously rotating in search of a target to fire at. Their range is a
30 degree conestretching out for about six squares in the direction of the
barrel, and if an enemy is detected, they will fire upon it at regular intervals
and enter into 'fixed' mode in the assumption that several enemies are
attacking from the same direction. A rotating turret can be forced into 'fixed'
mode by clicking on it with left button when in informa-
You may alter the facing of a turret at any time by
clicking on it with left button, which will rotate it clockwise
by thirty degrees. Simply keep clicking until it faces the
These are necessary for the construction and holding of spaceships.
Though a spaceship can land on any flat piece of land, it is advantageous
for it to land on a Launch Pad in order for refuelling. Launch Pads are also
necessary for the construction of spaceships. Tanks can drive freely across
a Launch Pad so you must ensure that they do not obstruct spaceships
trying to land.
This building sucks in the unbreatheable atmosphere of the planet and
transforms it into oxygen to feed the colony buildings. Each Life Support
can provide air for four hundred colonists every month, and has a facility to
store surplus air for later use, though this is not unlimited. Once full, you
have a reasonable fail-safe against running short of air in the future, for
example if there are more colonists than the Life Support can supply, or if a
Life Support is under construction.
Special apartments where all colonists live. Each building provides space
for fifty colonists.
When manned by technicians, this building extracts ore from the ground
which is automatically stored for future use in the construction of tanks and
spaceships. The actual output from a Mine depends upon the yield of Ore
underneath it. Use the Map Screen to locate deposits and build on a
square with ore nearby.
Each Missile Launcher has a single missile which can be launched by the
player by clicking on it with the left button when in information mode. An
Information Panel pops up with a reminder of how many missiles are
available. The missile will then attempt to locate a target within its range
and if it cannot do so the Information Panel will inform
you , and the missile will not be fired. Once it is fired, the
ground it occupied returns to normal terrain and can be
built on again.
If a target is found, a message will confirm this and
another button will appear next to the Exit button. Simply
click on this to fire the missile. Once in flight it will home
in on its target which cannot be altered. If the target is destroyed before the
missile reaches it, the missile will explode harmlessly in the air.
This is the main means of generating power for your colony. Every month
each Power Station will generate 50MW of power. (The power stats on the
Colony Administrator Information Panel are in MW also.)
These buildings are crucial for scanning the approach of enemies. Your
own tanks and spaceships have a special transponder code meaning that
their position can be located anywhere on the map whether they are in the
range of Radars or not. Enemies can only be detected within Radar range.
To see the area of the map covered by your Radars, use the Radar mode
in the Map Screen. Position the Radars for effective cover, preferably
without gaps and without overlap.
This appears on the map whilst a building is being constructed and will
automatically turn into the desired building when construction time is over.
You may wish to build one or more Security HQ's and recruit Security staff
if crime presents a problem in the colony, (The Senior Psychiatric Adviser
will give you an indication of crime levels). The numbers employed in
security to control the crime level must be gauged by you.
Ship Construction Yard
Use this building to construct new spaceships of any type. Click on the
Ship Yard with the left button when in information mode, and an Informa-
tion Panel appears showing pictures of the different ships tha can be built.
Click on a picture and the Information Panel will advise of the length of time
it will take to build that ship. If the number of colonists working in Ship
Yards is increased (via the Industry Information Panel)
then the time will therefore decrease. Naturally, the
larger ships take longer to build. For details on the ships
see the section entitled Ship types. If you have selected
a ship but decide not to build one, click on Exit to abort.
If you want to build the ship, click on the Build button and
the Yard will then begin to build that ship.
Each Yard can only build a single ship at any time so several Yards are
required if you wish to build more than one ship at a time. Clicking on the
Ship Yard whilst it is constructing a ship brings up an Information Panel
informing how much construction time is remaining. There is no need to
keep a constant check on development, as a noise willsound every time a
ship is completed.
When the ship has been finished you must have a Launchpad adjacent to
the Ship Yard, where the ship will appear. If there is no Launchpad, a
warning message will be received and the Ship Yard can do no further
work until one is built next to it. The construction of ships requires ore and
weapons to be in the Stores and messages will warn you if there is
insufficient materials to build the ship. As soon as materials become
available then construction on the ship will continue.
There are five types of ships (not including the Fusion Cruiser which is
described in Inventions) listed below, along with a rating one-five of their
armour and of their offensive strength. Naturally, the more powerful the
ship, the longer it takes to construct, and the more ore and weapons units it
requires during the construction.
An alternative method of generating power that is cheap
and quick to build, though each one only generates
2MW per month. They are also useless during a solar
eclipse so you may suffer power shortages during such
Your people need rest and relaxation to keep their
morale high, so it may be advisable to construct Sports Complexes for their
enjoyment. When you click on a Sports Complex with the left button in
information mode, an Information Panel appears.
If you are informed that an event may be called, then to do so click on the
button next to Exit. The event will open on the first day of the next month
and will last an entire month. Calling an event boosts the morale of the
colonists but means that little work is done and therefore industrial output
may be lowered since everyone is in attendance. Only one event may be
called in any one month no matter how many Sports Complexes you have,
but there can only be an event once in every three months. The Sports
Complex Information Panel gives a reminder of how long before another
event can be called.
Various items are stored here automatically and a warning will be given
when your Stores are full, so that more can be constructed.
Tank Construction Yard
This building is used in the construction of new tanks. Unlike the Ship Yard,
there is no Information Panel, simply recruit colonists into Tank Yards
using the Industry Information Panel and construction will begin. Tank
Yards continually construct tanks, automatically beginning another as soon
as one is finished. Each Tank Yard can only build a single tank at any
time. Typically, with the maximum number of ten colonists in each Tank
Yard, it will produce one tank every two or three months. Note: If you want
to slow or stop tank production you must sack Tank yard Technicians by
reducing the Required Technicians figure in the Industry Information Panel.
When the tank has been built it will appear in any free square adjacent
the Tank Yard. Thus, up to eight tanks may be around a Tank Yard at
one time. If all eight squares are occupied, you will receive a warning
message and that yard will perform no more construction until a space
cleared for the tank to appear into. Remember too, that
constructing tanks requires ore and weapons to be in
your Stores. Messages will warn you if you have
insufficient materials to build the tank, but as soon as
they become available, construction on the tank will
Each workshop produces Tech Goods, the amount depends upon how
many Technicians are employed. Tech Goods serve no purpose to the
colony and are solely for trading, so the construction of Workshops is not
Wreckage is formed when either a building is demolished or the enemy
destroys one. You may clear wreckage by using the 'demolish' option.
F CHAPTER FIVE
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1 Map Window
This shows the whole of the planet surface which has
been cleared for possible colonisation. The planet carries
on beyond the edges of this boundary, but the entire area
shown is the area of expansion available to you.
2 Magnified Display Window
This window, to the right of the main map, is a plan view of the area
currently shown in isometric 3D on the main screen. It is also the area
enclosed in the white square on the main map. Clicking the left mouse
button on any area of the main map will take the white square to this area,
and also display this section of the map in the magnified display window.
When you exit this screen, the area represented in the magnified display
window is the area of the main map that you will be taken back to .
Above the magnified display window are two rows of buttons which
represent the following:
f-\ 3 Building Button
LnJ Shows where all the buildings are, and highlights a few you may wish
to know about, such as Mines and Flux Pods. Scaffolding is also
shown, and the grey areas indicated when this button is clicked are terrain
nnfl 4 Ore Button
Shows deposits of ore that can be mined (see details on Mine). Ore is
only detected within a small range of buildings, so as the colony
expands more ore will be discovered.
5 Fuel Button
Identical to ore but shows fuel, (collected by Chemical Plants).
6 Radar Button
Shows every radar installation and its coverage. Upon examination
this option can be used to ensure that your colony is properly covered
by radar and that there are no gaps where enemies can slip in. Enemies
are only shown on the map if they are within radar coverage, so if it is
inadequate you will be susceptible to a sneak attack. Enemies are shown
on this screen along with the positions of your own tanks and spaceships.
Remember, there may be several enemy units just out
of range of your radars, so be prepared.
rv- 7 Movement Indicator Button
'O-g-'l Similar to the radar button, this screen shows all
friendly and enemy units, but no radar coverage.
However, this screen shows terrain features on the map
so the directions an enemy attack is likely to come from
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Use this screen in conjunction with the radar coverage screen for best
8 Power Button
This shows all your Power Generation Buildings, Command Centres
and Matter Transporters.
9 Weapons Button
Shows the location of all ground based weaponry, such as Missile
Launchers, Turrets and Land Mines.
10 Exit Button
Return to the main screen.
Under the main map is a key that explains each of the objects on the map.
Clickingon the various buttons above the zoom window will effect what the
colours on the map represents.
A row of eight numbers below the zoom window indicates which of the
eight markers are available for use. The markers are used for manipulating
tanks and for carrying out effective combat. They are covered in more
Clicking anywhere in the zoom window will lay a marker there. The first
available marker will be placed and a flashing number between 1 and 8
will show where the markers are. Similarly, a red dot will flash on the
map window. Clicking on a marker on the zoom window will remove
the marker making it available for use elsewhere.
The Marker Button (see Fig 1 )
The markers are often used in conjunction with the map
screen, which is the reason for covering it in detail here.
You have eight markers available to place anywhere on
the map and they are used primarily to mark the
destinations of sprites.
Placing a Marker
To place a marker on the display, click on the Marker Button. A prompt
message instructs you to click on a square on the display where you
wish to place the marker. Click with the left button over any square and
a marker will appear there. The first available marker will be placed, so
marker One will appear before Two and so on. The marker will remain
until it is removed.
Removing a Marker
To remove a marker click on the Marker Button with the left button over
the marker you want to remove. It will disappear and be available for
use elsewhere. You can also position markers from the map screen.
A quicker way of laying/removing markers is to position the flashing
yellow pointer over a square and press a key from 1 to 8. This will
position a marker there with the number pressed. Note that if the
marker was already somewhere on the map, it will be moved to this
new position. Similarly, you can remove a marker by positioning the
box over the marker and pressing any key 1 to 8.
Pressing the 'D' key will remove all markers from the map.
Clicking on this brings up the main Finance Organisation Panel. This
shows the amount of each item that is available for trading, your current
funds, the current rate of income tax and current Research Grant values.
From this screen it is also possible to manipulate a number of the various
To alter Income Tax, click over the present figure with
the left button and type in the new value, then press the
Return key. Valid values are 0% to 20% This value will
not take effect until the first day of the next year, and
when it does take effect it will last for at least a whole
Altering the Research Grant
To alter the Research Grants, click over either figure with the left button.
You can then enter the amount of money you wish to add to that grant.
Note:This is a cumulative value, so if the present value was 2000, and
3000 was entered, the new grant total will be set to 5000. If you do not
carry out any research, the long term effect may be to the detriment of your
The table shows various data used in trading. There are two types of
Trading in Utopia, depending upon how interested you are.
Autotrade is handled by the computer, once every month. If you have no
interest in performing trade yourself the computer can do it for you. The
computer will trade a certain percentage of your total goods every month,
and this percentage is set in the Cmmdr Retains column which specifies
the percentage of each trade item that you wish to retain for your own use.
To alter these figures just click on one of them with the left button and enter
a value between 0% and 1 00%. As you alter the percentages, the
Tradeable Units column indicates the amount of items that the computer
will use for trading. If this column reads then none of that particular item
can be traded by the computer.
The Total Units column indicates the total amount of each trade item in
your stores. If the Retain figure is set at 1 00% it means that you want to
keep all the units for your colony and Autotrade will trade none of them. If
you set the Retain figure to 0% it means that you do not wish to keep any
units and Autotrade may trade any or all of the units. Note: Remember that
fuel, food, ore and weapons are needed by your colony so it is inadvisable
to set the Retain figures to 0% or probably any figure under 50%. Remem-
ber, if Autotrade trades these units then you have none left for your colony.
Gems and Tech Goods are not used by the colony so it is safe to trade
them all. Typically, you may set the Retain figures as follows:
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can build up, which will help in your decision as to what Retain figures are
to be set.
The Money Button takes you to a second Information Panel con-
cerned only with manual trade.
You may only indulge in manual trade once per month. After that, you will
not be able to access this second Information Panel until the next month.
Note that in a month where you perform manual trade, no Autotrade will
This second Information Panel is similar to the first but shows greate
details of market trends. Avail Units shows the total number of units you
have of each item. Price shows the current market price for each unit.
Supply shows how many of each type of item is available for you to buy.
Demand shows how many is requested by other planets, and thus the
maximum number to sell. There is never a fixed supply and demand for
any one item. Supply and demand varies every month, as does the price.
First click on the button corresponding to the item you want to buy or sell.
Then click on buy or sell. Assuming that there is a supply or demand for
that item you will be asked to type in the number you want to buy or sell.
The transaction will then take place and the table updated.
Remember not to sell all your units of food, ore, fuel and weapons, as your
colony will require some. If there is a shortage of a certain item then it may
be easier to buy it usingthis Information Panel rather than construct the
appropriate building. Remember thoughthat in the long term it is better to
construct buildings to make the colony self sufficient. Prices may go up just
when you are short of money, or there may be months when there
is no food available to buy.
Should you want your stores to make room for more
important items, but find there is no demand for it, the
'Dump' option can be used. Click on the button
representing the item you want to dump, then, instead of
chosing 'Buy' or 'Sell', click on the 'Dump' button, and
then type in the number to dump. The items will
disappear from your stores.
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Clicking on the adviser button loads the adviser screen. Your six
advisers are shown and waiting to report to you. Simply click with the
eft button over the one you wish to hear a report from. Click in the large
gap between advisers to exit this screen and return to the game.
As you click on an adviser, two panels will appear; one giving details of the
report from the adviser, the other giving a photo with some details about
the person. Click anywhere with the left button to finish communicating with
that adviser. You may hear reports from as many as you wish before
returning to the game. The advisers available to you are as follows:
The Senior Psychiatric Adviser reports on the types of
people in your colony, such as normal Colonists,
Technicians, Medics, Scientists and Security. She
also reports the current birth rate, and the birth and
death totals for the last month and also the status of
crime and the morale of the colonists. Keep an eye on
these two reports. She also gives the Population
Density which is the percentage of occupied Living Quarters. As long as it
is at or below 100%, you have enough space for your colonists, but if this
figure rises above, some of your colonists will be homeless, and their
morale will decrease.
He reports details about air, food, fuel, power and ore,
showing how much is stored, how much was produced
last month, and how much was used in the previous
month and year. Make sure that your monthly usage
figures are not greater than the production figures. If
they are, then you are not producing enough to support
your colony - your stored reserve will be gradually used
up causing a severe shortage, and your colony to suffer.
The warning lights on the main screen will tell you when
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Head of Research:
He reports upon your current tech level (see Research),
the number of laboratories and scientists you have, and
the amount of money left in the Research Grants. Make
sure you keep them topped up or scientific develop-
ment will be restricted.
He reports on all the buildings you have in your colony.
He reports your monthly and yearly income and
expenditure. Income is from:
Colony Support Grant:This is given every month
for the first few years to help you get the new
colony off to a good start.
Trade: Profit you have made from selling surplus
Income Tax: The tax you earn from your people.
He details how many of each type of tank and
spaceship you own and on whether they are on the
map or attacking an enemy city. He reports on how
many ground-based weapons you have available, and
also gives information on how many
of your own and enemy forces have
been destroyed in the game so far - an indication of
how effective you are in combat.
You can also access the adviser Information Panels
without entering the Advisers Screen, by clicking on the
function keys from F1 to F6.
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Click on this to get an Information Panel detailing your various
Tech indicates the current number of Technicians working in any
particular industry. Max Tech indicates the maximum number that
can work in a particular industry. This is usually ten technicians for
every industry building.
Reqd Tech is where you can specify the number of technicians
required in each industry (see below).
Vac is the number of vacancies for each industry. This figure is
basically the number of required technicians minus the current number
Month Prod summarises the production of each industry during the
last month. Note that the last three industries have no product.
The more technicians employed in an industry, the more items will be
produced each month. However, the more technicians you have, the less
colonists are available for other tasks such as the construction of build-
ings. If you have too many technicians, they may produce too great a
surplus and your stores will quickly fill up. At the end of every month, all
output from each industry goes direct to your Stores, or in the case of a
Chemical Plant, to your Fuel Tanks. Tanks produced in a Tank Yard will
appear next to the Tank Yard. Ships produced in a Ship Yard will appear
on a neighbouring launchpad.
To recruit technicians, click with the left button over one
of the Reqd Tech figures. Type in a new value. Over a
period of several months, available colonists will apply
for and fill the vacancies, causing the current number of
technicians to rise and the vacancies to fall. Once the
current number of technicians reaches the required
number, no further recruitment will be carried out. You
are, however, able to set the required number higher
than the maximum allowed, and in this way plan for future growth.
Recruitment will stop when current technician levels reach the maximum,
but if another industry building is constructed, the maximum technicians
will increase and recruitment will start again.
Recruiting allocates more colonists to industries with the largest number of
vacancies. In other words, vacancies are filled on a pro rata basis. To force
quicker recruitment into a particular industry, set the vacancies artificially
higher than is required. Note: you can reduce the amount in any industry
simply by lowering the Required Technician figure or setting it to 0. The
surplus will be immediately sacked to become normal colonists.
ALIEN RACESAND SPYIN
Simulating the activities of a space colony is fun, but it is more exciting if
there are other aliens intent on ultimately controlling the whole of the planet
surface. In Utopia, there are ten such races, all stored on the Scenarios
Clicking on the Spy Button on the main screen takes you into the
Spy Information Panel. There are four levels of spying, and in each
instance the following message will be presented:
Insufficient funds for spying
No spying will take place unless the amount of money currently
available in the form of the Intelligence Grant is increased.
Low level surveillance
A minimal amount of spying will be carried out, but the Information
provided will be a mix of basic facts and
Normal intelligence activity
A good level and regular supply of fairly reliable
Information will be supplied.
Special operatives in Use
The best agents will be used in the field to carry out dangerous
infiltration missions, and the level and quality of Information will be
the best available.
In general, it can be assumed that the higher the level, the more informa-
tion your spies will obtain about the enemy's city, tech level and offensive
forces, and the more warning you will be given about an imminent attack.
To put money into the Intelligence Grant, click on the existing grant figure
and enter the amount you want to add to the grant from the keyboard. This
grant is also accumulative.
Spies are sent into the field automatically- simply provide the funds, and
the computer controls the rest. This fund will be used up by the spies over
time, at a rate dependant upon the level of spy activity. The higher the spy
level, the quicker the funds will be used up. Keep an eye on this figure,
because if it falls to zero, no spying will take place until further funds are
allocated. The standard procedure is that one operative will set up base
some distance from the enemy city, and from there will correlate the
activities of the field agents, and send messages back to the colony based
on the information passed onto them.
The main window of the spy panel will show the latest spy report (if any).
You can cycle back through previous spy reports by clicking on the button
next to the Exit button. As you cycle through, the reports become more
Some spy reports will come with illustrations that the spies have managed
to obtain. If there is such an illustration it will appear in the box beside the
Clicking on the Exit button will return you to the main game.
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The main reason for wanting to carry out spying is to know when the
inevitable attack on your city will occur, what type of weaponry the enemy
will use, and how best to be prepared for the assault. You can be sure that
the assault will happen at some point, and here we present a guide on how
to defend your city, and how to counter attack. Of course, you could
counter-attack before they attack you....
You have four methods of attack at your disposal, which are tanks,
spaceships, laser turrets and missile launchers. There is an optional fifth,
Land Mines, but they are only available when they have been invented.
We will cover tanks and spaceships in detail later, but first, some general
Laser Turrets and Missile Launchers are fixed in position on the map, so
think carefully where you locate them. Missiles have a limited range so
need to be near the edge of your colony, but they also need to be pro-
tected. Laser Turrets are best built where they can cover a wide area
without obstacles. For best effects, circle your colony with them to cover all
approaches. For more details on Laser Turrets and Missile Launchers, see
Tanks and spaceships will automatically fire upon enemies within two or
three squares of them. For the best effect, scatter tanks throughout to act
as sentries. Keep up reserves on the edge of your colony ready to deploy
to any part of the map, to counter an enemy attack. Spaceships have the
advantage of being able to fly over any obstacles, and unlike tanks they
also possess several weapons which enables them to cause more damage
when they attack. For greatest flexibility, keep stocks of tanks and
Deploying Tank Units
Whilst your colony develops, you will presumably have
been allowing for the inevitable attack, which invariably
means having a number of tanks and spaceships on
hand to spring to the defence of the colony. Victory,
however, is not just a matter of having more and better
arnaments than your enemy, but is also dependant upon the effective
deployment of the ships. All craft will automatically attack an enemy craft
once it is within about four squares of it so your priority is to manoeuvre
tanks and ships into an area where they can carry out combat.
Deploying Tank Units
The first step is to click on one of your tanks with the right mouse button.
An Information Panel appears giving details of the tank you have selected,
and also the number of tanks owned altogether. If the message 'No
Markers available' appears, then there are no markers on the map and this
tank cannot be given orders. If one or more markers have been positioned
on the map, they will appear in the Information Panel. You can order a tank
in three ways:
To send the chosen tank to a marker click on the marker icon in the
Information Panel. A message will confirm your action, for example,
'Sending tank to marker x'. Simply click on Exit and the tank will begin
moving to the chosen marker (See Figure 3).
To send several tanks to a marker click on the marker
Icon, as above, but when the new screen appears, click on
either of the two buttons next to the Exit button. You will be
asked to type in the number of tanks you want to send.
Once you have done this, click on Exit and
several tanks will begin moving to the chosen marker.
The two buttons are very similar in action but distinctly
different. The one illustrated with a small flag will send
several tanks nearest to the marker. Thus, if you enter
five, the five tanks nearest to the chosen marker will
travel towards that marker. The one with a tank will send several tanks
nearest to the selected tank to the marker. Thus, if you enter five, the
chosen tank and the four tanks nearest to it will be sent towards the
chosen marker. Experiment with these modes and you will find cases when
each one is the more useful.
The last button is used to stop (0) a tank when it is moving. Tanks will
normally only stop when they cannot negotiate an obstacle or have
reached their destination. You can stop them at any time by clicking this
button. To make the tank move again, you must program in a new
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Selecting a spaceship brings up an Information Panel. The type of ship is
given as well as details such as fuel remaining and hit
points. Below, its current mode (orders) is given. Like the
tank Information Panel, one or more marker icons may
To send a ship to a marker, click on the marker icon and
a message will confirm your action. The ship's Mode will
change to either 'Flight - land upon arrival' or 'Flight -
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hover upon arrival'. Click on Exit and the ship will now fly to the chosen
marker. Upon arrival it will land or hover depending upon the current mode.
You can alter the mode to 'Hover upon arrival' by clicking the Hover button
when the Mode is 'Flight - Land upon arrival', and vice versa.
Landing a ship
To land a ship when in flight or hovering, simply click on the Land
button until the mode becomes Landed. If the mode was 'Flight -
Hover on arrival' you will have to click Land twice. When you now click Exit,
the ship will stop and land. If the ship can not I and, because there is
building, sprite or terrain feature in the way, it will automatically go into
To make a ship hover click on the Hover button until the mode
Hovering. If the mode was 'Flight - Land on arrival', you will have to
click Hover twice. When you now click Exit, the ship will hover without
moving. If it was previously landed, it will take off and hover.
Ml Building a Launchpad
LJJ The last button is Build Launchpad which enables an Explorer ship to
have the option of building a launchpad. To do this however, it must
be landed. When you select Build Launchpad, the ship will take off and
scaffolding will appear on the ground below it. If it is not possible to build
the launchpad due to obstructions, the ship will abort and simply land
again. Otherwise, it will remain hovering until the launchpad is built and will
then automatically land upon it.
Once a ship has been built it will not contain any fuel unless there are fuel
tanks nearby. If a ship is built and there are no fuel tanks around the
launchpad a fuel tank will have to be built before you can fly the ship. But
remember, fuel tanks can only be filled if there is a
chemical plant in the vicinity. Ships use up fuel perform-
ing the following actions: landing, taking off, flying and
hovering. If possible, land a ship when not in use in
order to preserve fuel. You can refuel a ship by
landing it on a launchpad, but only if it is within
eight squares of a Fuel Tank. The ship will automati-
cally refuel, attempting to fill its entire tanks if there is
sufficient fuel available. Tanks never use fuel.
Attacking An Enemy City
Defence is only half of the combat, and although you will never see the
enemy city except in the spy reports, you can attack it, and send your craft
to destroy it.
Once your spies report the location of the enemy city, you can opt to send
tanks and spaceships to attack it. This is your chance to damage their city
and stunt their development, or even totally destroy them once and for all.
When your forces are sent to attack the enemy city, they are removed from
the map and therefore can play no part in defending your own colony. The
actual attack upon the enemy city is handled by the computer. Reports
may be received about its progress from your spies, via the Spy Informa-
tion Panel, and the the strength of your forces at the enemy city can be
seen by looking at the Supreme Commander Adviser. An option to send
reinforcements is available at any time.
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sprite Information Panel, the spaceship will fly off the map towards
the enemy city and automatically attack upon arrival.
To send one or more tanks, access the tank in the normal way, then click
on the Alien City Button. You will be prompted for the number of tanks to
be sent, and those nearest the tank clicked on will be sent to the enemy
city and automatically attack on arrival.
Clicking the Disk Button on the main screen takes you into the disk
option screen and from here, you can load and save games as well
as load new scenarios.
At the bottom of the screen is a message panel used for instruction. Above
that is a listing window which can hold the names of the ten save areas on
your disk, or the ten scenarios on the scenario disk.
There are six control buttons:
This button returns you to the game.
This button turns audio on or off in the game.
3 Format Game Save Disk
Before unfinished games can be saved, a blank
disk must be formatted. Insert a blank disk in the
internal drive and click on Format. You will be reminded
that if you continue the Format process, all data on the
disk will be destroyed. Either press Return to continue
the Format or click the mouse button to abort. After you
press Return there will be a short delay and then the disk will be ready for
4 Save Game
Insert the formatted game save disk in the internal drive and click the
left mouse button.
The listing window will display the names of any games already saved on
the disk. An entry named Empty indicates that nothing has been saved
there yet. There are ten save slots. Click on the slot in the listing window
you want to save the current game into. You then have the choice of
naming the saved game or accepting the computer's generated name. By
default, the computer will name the game with the current colony date,
(e.g. '05/07/2092'.) Simply click the left mouse button to accept this name,
or press Return if you want to enter your own name. If you choose a title of
your own, a cursor will appear in the listing window. Type in your name (up
to sixteen characters) and press Return. (You may delete characters by
pressing Backspace.) The game will now be saved onto the disk in the slot
you have selected.
5 Load game
To restore and continue playing a game you have previously saved,
click on Load Game. Insert your game save disk in the internal drive
and click the left mouse button. The listing window will display the
names of any saved games on the disk. Slots marked as Empty are exactly
that. Click on the slot containing the name of the saved game you wish
to load. It will then be loaded, and when Exit is clicked, the game can be
6 Load Scenario
To load a different scenario, click on Load Scenario. Insert a
scenario disk in the internal drive and click the left mouse button.
The listing window will display the names of the scenarios on that disk.
Click on the slot containing the name of the scenario you wish to load.
When you click Exit, you will now be playing this
See Quick Start Guide for futher details.
8 Music Disk Option
While playing Utopia there is the option to play background music
and sound effects. Alternatively you can de-select either i.e. you
can play music with or without sound effects, or turn both off. Please note
that unless you have expansion memory you will not have the music
option, you can only play the sound effects.
To select a piece of music while playing Utopia click on the Select Music
button. The listing window (10) will display the tunes available. Click on the
slot containing the name of the tune you wish to load. The tune you have
selected will then load and commence playing. To return to the game click
on the Exit button.
9 Sound FX On/Off
This button turns the sound FX on or off in the game.
Your scientific level is rated on a scale of one to ten, called Tech Level.
The game begins at Tech level one, and will progress up levels as scientific
research is carried out. The three factors needed for research are:
Recruit using the Industry Information Panel.
Construct them by using the Build button on the main screen.
Set the two grant figures in the finance organisation panel by clicking
Finance on the main screen. Scientific research will actually occur if
you provide no money at all, but it will be painfully slow.
For best results, recruit as many scientists as you are
able to and put as much money into the two Research
Grants as you can afford. Also, as the grant totals get
lower over time, remember to deposit more money so
that research is not interrupted.
You will be told when the tech level is advanced and
also of any inventions that are made and how they can be imple-
mented. It is impossible to go down tech levels, so once an invention is
made, the benefits of it are reaped for the entire game. The two grants
are used for different aspects of Research:
Most research draws from this fund, striving for the development of
new weaponry or better defence systems to deter enemy attacks.
Non-military research draws from this grant, resulting in inventions that
serve no purpose in war but assist nonetheless. All research into
environment sciences is also made using the Civilian Grant. It is
therefore vital to supply a Civilian Grant as well as a Military Grant, to
enable your scientists to invent new ways of making the industrial
environment friendly, and thus improve the Quality of Life figure.
Several events may occur during the game that have nothing to do with the
enemy, and which can either help or hinder. Normally, a message will be
received to inform you of what is going on, or the 'Go to Event' warning
button will flash. Clicking on this will take you to the scene of the event in
order for the situation to be assessed. Clicking on it again will return you to
your previous location. All the events are self explanatory, but we leave
you to discover their effects for yourselves.
It is in your interest to keep crime down. Crime, however, will increase as
the population rises and as the morale and quality of life of the colonists
deteriorates. See Security HQ for the way in which a Security team can be
set up to seek and arrest criminals. Crime tends to follow these patterns:
Theft - Crime cartels operate within your colony. The people decide
that you are not giving them a good deal so they
band together in teams and hack into your colony
financial computers. Be prepared to see crucial
colony funds disappearing.
Murders - More serious. Expect to see regular
deaths in and around your colony. Such murders
lower the people's morale rapidly.
Terrorism - Expect to receive bomb threats from terrorists if the
management of the colony proves unsatisfactory to the people.
Terrorists are without mercy and will simply destroy colony buildings
with no apparent reason in order to voice their protest. More security
men should be recruited if you suffer such attacks and it is crucial that
the running of the colony is effectively improved.
Assassinations ■ This is your final hint that it is time you retired - the
colonists will employ an off-world assassin to murder you. You may
receive warnings or you may not .
The scenario disk comes with ten different scenarios to play. The scenarios
can be played in any order by accessing the disk options screen (see Disk
Button), but it is advised that they are played in the position set as they are
in order of increasing difficulty. In each scenario a colony is commanded on
a different planet. Each planet is home to a different alien race which, like
you is not indigenous, but is aiming to establish a colony on the planet. In
turn, each alien employs different tactics to attack the colony; some use
primarily air-based weaponry, others land-based, whilst others employ a
mixture of both. The game you are playing can be saved at any time, to
continue later, again by accessing the disk options screen. You can use
the same screen to load the further expansion disks that Gremlin will issue
in the next few months.
This section gives an insight into the simulation involved. The exact rules
are not given, but these notes should assist you in gaining more of an
understanding of the game. It outlines background information only and
can be completely ignored without having an adverse affect on your
Free Colonists are available to do any type of job, and
each month, free colonists may be recruited to perform
the following tasks, in order of priority:
Colonists are taken to work in the Hydroponic domes,
Power Stations and Life Support to ensure an
adequate supply of food, power and air.
Colonists are employed to work on any constructions that have been
ordered to be built.
A certain number of Colonists are recruited to fill vacancies in industry,
but if too many buildings are constructed at any one time, not only will
all the free colonists be used up, but industrial vacancies will not be
The number of deaths each month depends upon the number of enemy
attacks and the level of supplies of food and air. If there is a shortage of
either, the death rate will rise dramatically. However, it can be lowered by
building Hospitals and recruiting medics. Statistics can be obtained
regarding the number of each type of colonists and the birth and death rate
from the Senior Psychiatric Adviser.
The morale of your colonists is very important to the simulation, and is
affected by numerous factors, many of which also effect Quality of Life. In
particular, crime is very influential upon lowering morale. The Senior
Psychiatric Adviser gives an indication of the colonists' morale.
Trouble Shooting Guide
This section can be used to rectify problems which may
arise and will enable the colony to regain a better equilibrium.
Q: You have tried to construct a building on the map but are
You are trying to build on top of another building.
You are trying to build on top of a sprite.
You are trying to build on wreckage or a terrain
You do not have enough money to build it. Try
You do not have enough colonists available to
build it. Try later.
The colonists are at a sports event or are on
Information cannot be obtained by clicking
You must be in information mode. Click the right mouse button.
The game is paused. Unpause it.
You cannot perform manual trade.
You have already performed manual trade this month.
Trading computers are inoperative. Wait for them to be fixed.
You have no active Command Centre.
Too many colonists are dying.
The colony birth rate is set too low. Change it to a higher level by
clicking on a hospital.
You have insufficient food or air. Check to see if the main screen
warning lights are
flashing. Build Hydroponics to produce more food, and Life
Supports to produce more air.
If your population is large (perhaps several hundred or more), you
may need to build more than one Hospital. Multiple Hospitals lower
the death rate, but remember to recruit enough medics.
Your colony is overcrowded. Check with the Senior Psychiatric
Adviser to find out what the Population Density is. If it is 100 or
more, build more Living Quarters.
Colonists are being murdered. Check with the Senior Psychiatric
Adviser to find out what the crime rate is. If it is too high, build
People are dying from a virus. They will eventually recover, but
more quickly if there are one or more Hospitals and plenty of
Industrial vacancies do not seem to be filling.
All colonists are being used in construction. Try
There are too many vacancies but not enough
colonists. The vacancies will be filled eventually,
but it may take time.
No tanks are being built.
Ensure you have plenty of weapons and ore units in your Stores. If
you do not, then either use trade to purchase some or build mines
and Armament Laboratories, remembering to recruit technicians for
Ensure your Tank Yards have a neighbouring free space for the
tank to appear into.
Ensure you have an active Command Centre.
Recruit more technicians into the Tank Yards.
You have insufficient power. (The Power warning light on the main
screen will be flashing.) Produce more power by building Solar
Panels or Power Stations.
Q: No spaceships are being built.
A: Check all the points given above for help with constructing tanks.
All factors above apply to spaceship construction too.
A: Ensure your Ship Yards have a neighbouring launchpad for the
spaceship to appear into.
A: Check that you have instructed the Ship Yard to build a ship. Click
on the Ship Yard with the right mouse button and it should confirm
that one is under construction. If not, follow the instructions in the
manual for constructing spaceships.
Q: You cannot get a tank to move.
A: See the section in the manual on using markers. First, place a
marker then select the tank with the right mouse button, making
sure your tank has a possible route to the marker. If the route is
exceptionally complicated the tank may fail to get to its destination.
Q: Your Mines and/or Chemical Plants do not seem to be
producing much Ore/Fuel.
Recruit technicians to work in them. Use the
Industry Information Panel.
Use the Map Screen to check that they are built
on squares with Ore/Fuel deposits. If you cannot
see any, then make an effort to explore more of
the planet in order to discover deposits.
A: Your Stores/Fuel Tanks are full. Build more.
Q: Spaceships are running out of fuel and crashing.
A: Ships are automatically refuelled whenever they land upon a
launchpad, providing you have enough fuel stored in Fuel Tanks.
Make sure you land spaceships on launchpads regularly, so that
A: For ships to refuel, a Fuel Tank must be within a few squares of
the launchpad. Make sure that Fuel Tanks are not built too far
A: Your Fuel Tanks are empty. Construct Chemical Plants or
purchase fuel using trade.
A: Always try to land a ship (not necessarily on a launchpad) when
not in use to conserve fuel. Hovering in the air uses up fuel.
Q: The crime rate is high.
A: Construct more Security HQ's and recruit Security men to work in
them. This will lower the crime rate but it may take a couple of
A: Raise the Quality of Life and Morale of your colonists. Read the
appropriate sections in the manual to see how this can be done.
Q: No research seems to be taking place.
A: Build more Laboratories and recruit Scientists.
A: Put more money into Research Grants, using the finance organisa
tion panel, but rembember to keep topping up the grants as they
A: Research takes time. The Head of Research Adviser will hint when
you are close to obtaining an invention.
Q: You keep being told to build more stores.
A: As your colony increases there will obviously be a
need for more stores but those you have may be
used inefficiently, so if you have a large surplus of
an unused item, it should be traded.
A: There is a surplus of a particular item but no
demand for it when you try to sell it, the Dump
button in the trade Information Panel can be used
to destroy the items and free up your stores. No money for these
items will be received,of course.
Quality of Life
The Quality of Life is affected by many factors, too numerous to mention
here. The following list, however, will provide you with an idea of some of
the factors that will alter the Quality of Life.
Crime: Obviously, the lower the crime rate, the higher the
perceived Quality of Life willbe.
Morale: Aim to keep your people satisfied with enough air, food,
power, living space and so on. Also hold regular sporting events to
keep them entertained.
Battles: Winning battles or defeating an enemy attack will raise the
morale of the people. Conversely, if the enemy manages to repel
an attack, or even destroys sections of the city, the morale of the
people will fall, thus affecting the Quality of Life.
Tech Level: As scientific knowledge is increased, devices will be
created to make life easier and safer for the colonists.
Colony Size: In a well organised and established colony, there will
be a feeling of greater security.
Population: The larger the population the easier and more
interesting life is, as the work load can be shared and the people
can interact socially on a larger scale.
Deaths: A low death rate along with controlled births leads to
feelings of personal well being and security.
Taxes: Keep taxes as low as possible and the
people will be grateful.
Colony Layout:Try to keep an ordered colony,
and clear away any wreckage.
Environment: As industry expands and you
embark on large construction projects, pollution
of the environment will become a
Civilian Research Grant which will be used
of removing this waste thereby making your
more environmentally friendly.
problem. Invest in the
to develop means
As the tech levels are increased, new devices will be invented. When this
happens an Information Panel will appear to describe the device. As a
result, the graphics in the relevant section will alter, for example buildings
will change to the new type.
An invention of a totally new and sensitive scanning device
has been installed throughout the colony, especially at al
launchpads and flight terminal buildings. As a result, even
the smallest trace of any known explosive will be detected,
and thus any likely terrorists or enemy saboteurs will be
Compressed Fuel Tanks
A new way of storing fuel safely under great pressure has
been discovered, allowing the storage of greater amounts
in your fuel tanks. All future Fuel Tanks you build will
employ this technique.
Fusion Cruiser Spaceship
A marvellous new discovery in nuclear physics has allowed
your scientists and engineers to design a new Cruiser
Spaceship that uses nuclear power instead of fuel. The main
_ _ _ advantage of this is that such ships never require refuelling
I and are easier to construct. To build one, click on the
graphic for it in the Ship Yard Information Panel. Construct-
ing a Fusion Cruiser still requires ore and weapons
A new geological sonar device has been developed with the
capacity to scan the entire surface of the planet for under-
ground fuel deposits. Use the fuel mode on the Map Screen
to see all fuel deposits on the map.
HDX Missile launcher
The weapon technicians and chemists have devised a new
explosive called HDX (High Devastation explosive.) which
has proven to be considerably more effective against enemy
armour than normal missiles. The HDX warhead has less
mass, and so the missile has a greater range, guided by
artificial intelligence. All future Missile Launchers that are built will use this
new HDX missile.
■a Engineers have developed a new tank to supersede older
| tanks. From now on only these new Hover Tanks will be
constructed. They have advanced armour and weaponry
I and also possess the means to hover up to 5m above the
I ground, allowing them to drive easily over moss, rocky
terrain, ice floes, etc.
These intelligent mines can be placed all around your
colony, and will only detonate when enemy land
vehicles pass over them.To drop a land mine, select the
Land Mine graphic from the Build Information Panel and
proceed as if you were constructing any normal building.
Mines cannot be moved once laid.
Long Distance Radar
The range of your radar installations has been enhanced by
employing new greater penetration
microwaves. All future Radars that are
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ffi^ffeVy^ - I sented by a different graphic. Use the
Radar Mode in the Map Screen to see the area of effect
of these new radars. Note: the Radar building in the
Build Information Panel will now change to a Long
Distance Radar graphic.
An incredible new discovery paves the way for future
matter transportation instantaneously between two
points. At present, only liquids can be transported. This
building offers the facility to refuel your spaceships in flight.
Every month, fuel is drawn directly from the Fuel Tanks in
the colony and beamed into the tanks of your spaceships. If you possess a
large number of spaceships, it is advisable to construct several of these
Transporters,. which should be in the proximity of Fuel Tanks.
A new scanning device has been developed which can
detect meteors on their approach to the planet from deep
space. Once detected, a high-performance pulse laser is
able to destroy the meteors harmlessly whilst still 100,000
km away. Consequently meteors will now pose no threat
to the colony.
A new geological scanner has been produced which has
the capability to scan the entire surface of the planet for
underground ore deposits. The location of all ore on the
planet is now shown, and Mines can be positioned
more effectively. The ore mode on the Map Screen can be
used to see all the ore deposits on the map.
Space Moss Convertor
All the planets that are cleared for colonisation are covered
by a strangely coloured space moss. It seems impervious
to atmospheric conditions, storms and animals, and can
even live and grow in a total vacuum. A way has been
discovered to extract life-giving oxygen from the moss. By
placing Space Moss Convertor buildings on it you can
produce air for your colonists to supplement the output
from the Life Support buildings. When invented, a new
graphic for the SpaceMoss Convertor will appear on the
Build Information Panel. Construct one just like any
other building, except that it must be built on top of
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Scientists have now found a way to increase the power of
your Laser Turrets, calling this new weapon a Plasma Gun.
They are built and used in exactly the same way as Laser
Turrets, but are more devastating. The Laser Turret building
in the Build Information Panel has now changed to a
Plasma Gun graphic.
Research into new bio-technology has resulted in the
discovery of more efficient means of growing food. Though
this new biotech allows food to be grown from basic algae
building blocks, it can be shaped and flavoured to re-
semble any food. All future Hydroponics that are built will
use this new Morgro design. The Hydroponics building in
the build screen has now changed to a Morgro Hydroponics graphic.
Newly mastered superconductor technology can now be
used to improve your Solar Panels. Each Solar Generator
will produce twice as many MegaWatts as a normal Solar
Panel. The Solar Panel graphic on the Build Information
Panel has now changed to a Solar Generator graphic. You
can no longer build normal Solar Panels.
A remarkable new satellite has been launched into orbit
which can monitor the surface of the planet enabling the
detection of enemy movements, even before the radar
does. This is a crucial early warning device, which overrides
the use of radar installations. All enemy units can be shown
whenever they appear on the map, using the Map Screen.
A breakthrough in high energy physics
has pioneered a means of beaming
matter from one place to another. The
Supreme Commander advises the
construction of several Tank Teleports
(select from the Build Information Panel)
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as a means of sending tanks immediately to the area where the enemy
may attack. To teleport a tank, drive it onto any Tank Teleport square, click
on the Tank Teleport with the left button whilst in information mode and an
Information Panel will pop up indicating which of the eight markers have
been placed on the map. Simply select the destination marker and click on
Exit and the tank will appear immediately at that marker.
An occupational hazard of establishing a colony on a
remote world is that indigenous bacteria often attack our
immune systems. Some enemy races have also been
known to unleash a deadly strain of virus on the colony,
=>J taking their toll on the lives of colonists and their morale.
Medics have developed an adaptable proto-enzym that can
seek out any new strain of virus and attack it, altering its own DNA to use
the best means of attack. As a consequence your colonists now have
virtually complete immunity to any future viruses.
©1991 Gremlin Graphics Software Limited
©1991 Celestial Software Limited
This manual and the information contained on the floppy disks/cassettes
are copyrighted by Gremlin Graphics Software Limited. The owner of this
product is entitled to use the product for his or her own use only. No one
may transfer, give or sell any part of the manual, or the
information contained on the floppy disks/cassettes without the prior
permission of Gremlin Graphics Software Limited. Any person or persons
reproducing any part of this product, in any media form, shall be guilty of
copyright violation, and subject to civil liability at the descretion of the
Original game concept by Graeme Ing
Programming by Graeme Ing
Addition game concept by Sean Kelly
Manual by Sean Kelly,
Graphics by Berni
Music and FX by Imagitech Design Limited
Product testing and evaluation by Tony Dawson
Produced by Gremlin Graphics
TUTORIAL: A QUICK
Welcome to Utopia
This short guide allows those anxious to experience Utopia without reading
the accompanying in-depth Reference Manual to do so. The game has
been designed to be played in an intuitive manner, and, with the help of
this quick start guide, you should be able to carry out many commands and
actions without reading the whole Reference Section. The game, however,
has depths which could not be explained in such a brief guide. You will be
able to get a 'feel' for the game, and will be able to build a small colony, but
we recommend that before you begin to play the game seriously, you read
the whole of the accompanying Reference Sectionl. It will take a while, but
it will be time well spent.
1 The first thing you will see is the title screen. If you do not wish to wait
and read all the credits then press the left mouse button to skip this
2Next you will be required to do is to select the language by clicking the
left mouse button over the appropiate flag.
3The next step is to enter the page number of the picture displayed. All the
pictures for this section are located in the bottom left and right hand
corners of the Reference Manual. Once a picture is displayed type in the
page number and press RETURN. Do not worry if you get this wrong as it
will ask you for another until you type the correct page number.
Now you will be presented with an intro sequence. You
can either watch this or press the right mouse button to
go to the first game screen of the Quick Start Guide.
~^i 4The next screen you will see is the Disk Options
!?£. Screen. Your first action should be to click on
the Tutorial Button, which is the icon with the
Wait until the disk has accessed and a prompt appears in the text window
asking you to insert the scenario disk which comes with Utopia. Once done
the disk will access again and the main playing screen will appear (see
figure 1 in the manual).
5Before we begin, a quick note on using the mouse. Ninety nine percent of
actions are carried out by clicking the left mouse button on one of the icons
featured on the display. Just about all the icons, also referred to as
buttons, are presented in the panel on the right hand side of the screen.
When you go to any sub-screen, or information panel, any new buttons
available will be presented on this side panel. One that is always present
is the Exit Button. In addition, some sub-screens will require keyboard
inputs to affect certain actions, but they will be covered in more detail later.
The best way to find your way around this system is to follow this guide, ex-
periment with it, and try everything out for yourself later.
60kay. You should now be in the Quick Start Scenario, and the game is
ready to play. This will give you a chance to experiment and learn about
the majority of game features, but without any random events such as
meteor strikes or solar eclipses. In addition, there is no alien race, thus
allowing you to experiment with building your colony without worrying about
being attacked. You begin the Quick Start Scenario with approximately
500,000 credits which should be sufficient for your immediate purposes.
Of course, you can leave the quick start scenario at any time you wish by
referring to point 15 below.
7As you will see the main screen is displaying the isometric view of your
colony. Every scenario begins with a small colony already present. The
small initial colony will have buildings that are providing oxygen, food,
housing and power for your colonists. It is now up to you
to expand the size of this colony.
Use the on screen Direction Arrows to explore the map
and see the extent of your colony.
8ln the top right hand corner of the screen you will see a
red T which is indicating that you are presently in
We will now demonstrate how Information Mode works. Move the mouse
pointer, which becomes a yellow square on the main display, over any
building and click with the left mouse button. Either the name of the
building will be shown in the bottom left hand corner of the main display, or
an information panel will appear giving more detail, depending upon which
type of building you click on. For now, ignore the information that appears
and click on the Exit Button just to the right of the Direction Arrows on the
main display. We recommend that you spend a few minutes in Information
Mode discovering more about each building.
9Constructing new buildings is an important part of Utopia and is very easy
to do. To demonstrate this we will now build a Hospital. The reason we
chose a Hospital is because this will generally improve your quality of life,
morale and serves as a method of expanding your population.
To begin with, click on the Build Button with the left mouse button.
An information panel will appear displaying some of the buildings
available. Place the mouse pointer over any building and click with
the left mouse button, and the selected building will now appear in the
bottom right hand corner of this panel, along with the name and cost.
There are three screens filled with different buildings, and since the
Hospital isn not on the first, you will need to change the screen. This
Ois done by clicking on the button illustrated with two yellow arrow at
the right of the screen, with the left mouse button, which will now
display some more buildings. Repeatedly clicking on this button will cycle
you through the available buildings. Find and select the Hospital. You
should now see the Hospital and its cost at the bottom of the panel. Now
click on the Exit Button to return to the game.
Notice the Hospital is displayed in the top right hand corner of the screen
replacing the red T that was previously there. This is an indication that
you are now in Build Mode, and that the Hospital is the building selected
for construction. Now move the yellow square to where
you want your Hospital to be situated in your colony and
click with the left mouse button. You may find you are
prompted to build closer to the colony because you are
too far away from any power source, in this case just
place your hospital next to another building. Scaffolding
has now appeared and your colonists are busy con-
structing your Hospital. Wait until your Hospital has
been constructed, which might take a minute. In a normal game, you
would generally use this time to perform other actions. For the moment,
ignore any messages that appear in the Message Window.
10When the Hospital has been constructed, you will need to employ
some colonists to work as technicians in the Hospital. To do this
click on the Industry Button with the left mouse button. The Industry
Information Panel will now be displayed.
Look at the Hospital row, and then the first column, which is entitled Tech'.
You will notice that there is a zero, which means that there are no
technicians currently employed. You will want to recruit around ten
technicians to work in the Hospital, which is done by clicking over the
number in the second column entitled Reqd. Techs', which represents
the number of technicians you require for a particular industry. Now type in
10 on the keyboard and press RETURN/ENTER. This figure will be the
number required for all of your Hospitals, and so should be updated when
you require more staff at your Hospitals.
You will need to use this process throughout Utopia in order to recruit
technicians for your various industries, but remember there are only so
many colonists, and the more technicians you recruit, the fewer colonists
you will have for other tasks, for example constructing buildings.
The ten technicans you have asked for will start work in the Hospital
as soon as they are recruited. Click on the Exit Button to return to the
main game screen. Return to Information Mode by clicking the right
mouse button. Notice that the red T reappears in the top right hand corner
of the screen.
t I 1 1 Demolishing buildings is easier than constructing them, and as an
%■■□ example we will now demolish a solar panel. Locate a solar panel
using the methods previously described in point 8. Now click on the
Demolish Button . Notice a demolish truck has ap-
peared in place of the red T to indicate you are now in
Demolish Mode. Click over a solar panel with the left
mouse button, your solar panel has now been demol-
ished, and a pile of wreckage will be left. To clear the
wreckage click on it with the left mouse button. Click on
the right mouse button to return to Information Mode
(see point 8).
I jjjl 12We will briefly show you the Finance Organisation Panel. Click on
l^*l the Finance Button to display this panel. There are many options
that can be performed from this panel, but for a complete explanation
please read Chapter 6 of the Reference Manual, entitled 'Finance'. For
now, click on the Exit Button to return to the main game screen.
13Click on the Map Button and follow on screen prompts until the
L^xl Map Screen appears. The majority of this screen is filled with a
}^Jr\ window which shows you the entire surface of the planet available
for colonisation. The location of the white square in this window
corresponds to the view displayed in the isometric window on the main
screen. This white square can be moved anywhere in the Map Window
simply by clicking on the Map Window with the left mouse button. The
Magnified View Window to the right of the Map Window shows a magnified
view of whatever is in this white square. Try moving this square around to
see the effect it has for yourself before returning the white square back
over your colony buildings.
We will briefly explain the use of the eight buttons positioned in the
top right hand corner of this screen. Click on the button labelled ORE.
This button indicates where known ore deposits are on the Map
Window. Notice there is a small deposit to the south of your colony.
Click on the button labelled FL, which shows known fuel deposits
(currently no fuel deposits have been discovered). Next, click on the
Building Button. This button shows you where all your buildings are
on the Map Window.
n^l Next, click on the Radar Button. This button shows you the coverage
EiU of your radar installations. Now click on the Movement Indicator
!_ . Button, which will show you where your tanks and spaceships are on
ISl tne Ma P Window (there are none displayed, as you have no tanks or
spaceships at present).
g^| Following this, click on the Power Display Button.
!=l This will display the location of your power genera-
Btion buildings. Next, click on the Weapons Button,
which displays the location of your ground base
weaponry, although there are none displayed as
you have no ground based weapons at the moment.
Read Chapter 5 of the Reference Manual for further
information on the Map Screen. Click on the Exit Button
to return to the game.
I/VI Click on the Advisers Button , and the adviser screen will now load.
Ql You have six advisers, each available to report on a particular aspect
of your colony. To hear an adviser's report click on the adviser you wish to
hear from with the left mouse button. Once you have finished the report,
click the left mouse button again to return to the Main Adviser Screen.
Take a few minutes to browse through the advisers to familiarise yourself
with the information they can provide. Much of the information is self
explanatory, but Chapter 7 of the Reference Manual provides more detail.
To return to the game click anywhere in the centre of the screen, but away
from the advisers.
14The Markers Button and the Spying Button are used in combat and
therefore will not be explained in this quick start guide (Please read
the section in the Reference Manual entitled 'Markers Button' in Chapter 5
and Chapter 9 entitled 'Aliens Races and Spying').
We recommend that you spend at least 15 minutes experimenting with the
features we have described, especially constructing buildings and recruit-
ing technicians, and refer to the Reference Manual when necessary.
Once you are familiar with the basics of buildingand managing your colony
you will find the advanced features and options much easier to learn.
15When you feel confident enough to play a real scenario, follow
these steps to load the first and easiest scenario. Select the Disk
Button on the main screen and wait whilst the Disk Option Screen
appears. Click on the Load Scenario Button. You will now be
prompted to insert the scenario disk, and to click the left mouse
button. A list of the ten scenarios is now displayed. Move the mouse
pointer so that the highlighted bar is at the top of the list over
the scenario entitled The Eldorians'. Click the left mouse button and the
scenario will load. Once it has done so, click on the Exit Button to begin
playing the scenario.
You are now playing the game with all the features
active, including enemy attacks and random events, so
before doing this we advise at least an examination of
the chapters dealing with combat and spying. As you will
see, the map and colony are the same as the ones used
in the quick start guide you have just experimented with.
1 6 Keyboard Controls
The following list contains all the keys which are used in the game.
Head Of Research
Remove all markers
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR P
USERS OF UTOPIA
Playing Utopia from floppy disks
1 . Insert Game Disk One into the current disk drive.
2. Type 'Utopia'
3. The game will now load automatically. Follow any on screen prompts for
Installing Utopia onto a hard drive
1 . Insert Game Disk One into the current disk drive.
2. Type 'Install (Source Drive) (Destination Drive)'. For example, if you
were installing from drive A onto Drive C, you would type 'Install A C'
3. The Game will now install itself auto matically. Follow any on screen
prompts for further instructions.
When Utopia installs itself onto your hard drive, it will create a directory
called Utopia. In order to play Utopia from the hard drive, you should do the
1 . Type 'CD Utopia'
2. Type 'Utopia'
The game will now load automatically
Saving a Game
To save a game, follow the instructions in the Reference section. The
game will be saved to the current drive. If you are playing from floppy disk,
you will be asked to insert a formatted disk. If you are playing from hard
drive , the game will be saved within the Utopia directory.
Alteration to PC version of Utopia.
On Page 39 of this manual, The Control Button 3,
Format Game Save Disk has been replaced with a
Joystick selection key. This has two consequences:
1 . If you wish to save a game to floppy disk, you must format a disk before
you begin playing Utopia.
2. There is now a joystick option. If you wish to use a joystick, then click on
this new option and follow the on-screen instructions to calibrate your
joystick. In addition the Return Key and Space Bar behave as indicated
Utopia PC can be played from keyboard using the following keys
Moves Pointer Up
Moves Pointer Down
Moves Pointer Left
Moves Pointer Right
Emulates Right Mouse Button
Emulates Left Mouse Button
Cycles pointer round three different points on the
screen. This allows you to move to some areas of
the screen much faster.